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Arrest warrant issued in cockfighting case after defendant fails to appear in court

An arrest warrant was issued after one of two people accused of breeding roosters for fighting failed to appear in court. The animal fighting ring was discovered in November.

December 22, 2009

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Jose Guerrero

Jose Guerrero

Ezequiel Olivas-Yanez is one of 18 people indicted in connection with a methamphetamine conspiracy that law enforcement officials have linked to Mexican drug cartels. Olivas-Yanez is charged with using his residence at 2174 N. 700 Road to distribute and possess methamphetamine.

Ezequiel Olivas-Yanez is one of 18 people indicted in connection with a methamphetamine conspiracy that law enforcement officials have linked to Mexican drug cartels. Olivas-Yanez is charged with using his residence at 2174 N. 700 Road to distribute and possess methamphetamine.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jose Guerrero, one of two men charged in a Douglas County cockfighting operation.

The man did not show up for a brief appearance Tuesday in Douglas County District Court, prosecutors said.

Guerrero, 40, and Ezequiel Olivas, 44, were arrested in November on suspicion of conducting cockfighting, for allegedly breeding roosters on their property seven miles south of Eudora, to participate in the illegal blood sport. The sheriff said 169 birds were removed from the property.

The suspects are expected to be the first tried for the crime since a Kansas law was amended in July to make cockfighting a felony. Both men were released from jail on bond.

The case against Olivas, who is being represented by former Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison, was continued to Jan. 26, prosecutors said.

Comments

HOMETOWNBOY 4 years, 12 months ago

Probably went over the border to Missouri, made up another new name and stole some more chickens!

feetup 4 years, 12 months ago

hope the bounty hunters are bilingual!

George_Braziller 4 years, 12 months ago

They're only 40 and 44? From the pictures I would have guessed they were both ten to 15 years older.

ralphralph 4 years, 12 months ago

It's somewhat hard to believe that something you do to a chicken can be a felony ... except maybe putting Buffalo sauce on it.

Yawnmower 4 years, 12 months ago

Why all the comments about chickens?

I hope they learn to keep it in their pants.

Penny0727 4 years, 12 months ago

Why an arrest warrant? So our DA Branson can just let him go free because of "lack of evidence to prove intent to harm the animals"?

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